Saturday, 14 July 2018

Walter Edward Arden: CWGC Beechwood

Walter Edward Arden, born in Rotherham, Yorkshire, emigrated in 1913, and enlisted as Private in December 1915, one month short of his 42nd birthday, giving his occupation as weaver.
He proceeded to Europe with the 109th Battalion and served for a year in France with the 4th Labour Battalion.
He was hospitalized with illness diagnosed as carcinoma of the rectum which was inoperable. Returned to Canada he died of cardiac failure on 14 July 1918 and interred two days later in Section 29. 13-14. 24 at Beechwood Cemetery.
His next of kin was his mother, Julia Ann Smith Arden who lived in various locations in Ottawa.

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